I made this yummy Veggie Chopped Salad for my 365 easy recipes challenge. I know this will come as a big shocker to you but I altered the recipe a wee bit.
Some times I prefer my veggies uncooked, especially broccoli and cauliflower. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I often steam those two together, with a few carrots, however, I do like them in a salad. That’s why I was drawn to this recipe.
Veggie Chopped Salad
3 cups finely chopped fresh broccoli
3 cups finely chopped cauliflower
3 cups finely chopped celery
2 cups frozen peas, thawed
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbls. grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbls. cider vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup salted peanuts
In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. in a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, sugar, cheese, vinegar and salt until blended. Add to salad and toss to coat. Stir in peanuts just before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
Here are my alterations:
I omitted the celery. Did I ever tell you I detest celery? I don’t actually detest it. I just don’t like it. I also never add salt to anything. And…I didn’t put bacon in the mix. Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy bacon, it’s just that I decided to go a little more healthy since I was serving it with Mini Party Burgers, which made for a good combination.